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Main Title: Jack Charles : born-again blakfella / with Namila Benson. Book Cover
Author: Charles, Jack, 1943-, author.
Benson, Namila
Imprint: [Melbourne, Victoria] : [Melbourne, Vic.] : Viking, 2019. 2019.
Collation: xviii, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, paperback ; 24 cm.
Subject: Charles, Jack, 1943-
First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - - Biography
Actors and acting
Stolen generations
ISBN: 9780143792222
Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a devastating impact on him that endured long after he reconnected with his Aboriginal roots and discovered his stolen identity. Even today he feels like an outsider; a loner; a fringe dweller. In this honest and no-holds-barred memoir, Uncle Jack reveals the 'ups and downs of this crazy, drugged up, locked up, fucked up, and at times unbelievable, life'. From his sideline as a cat burglar, battles with drug addiction and stints in prison, to gracing the nation's stages and screens as he dazzled audiences with his big personality and acting prowess, he takes us through the most formative moments of his life. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Jack Charles A Born-again Blakfella is a candid and uplifting memoir from one of Australia's finest and most beloved actors.

ABIA Shortlist 2020

This work contains text and/or images that may cause offence to members of the Australian Indigenous community, or may be deemed inappropriate for some users on the grounds of sex, age or social status by the Australian Indigenous community.
[Variant title:Born again blackfella]
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 BIO CHA Available